This important bookstore has been saved by extinction in an interesting way -- by putting a restaurant inside to increase traffic. The bookstore opened in this location in 1938, though the company dates from 1918. Emilio Robert Diaz was the original owner, and now his grandchildren run it. In 1988, books were relegated to the back to make way for diners, but it is one of the best bookstores for English-speaking tourists in the city. You'll find Buenos Aires photo and history books, as well as Argentine short-story collections, all translated into English. Events of all kinds are held here too, from literary readings to plays, dance shows, and art exhibitions. It's open Monday through Saturday 9am to 1am and Sunday from 5pm to 1am.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Highly Recommended 2010